The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
My favorite shot from the trip. Later in its life, the plant was converted to burn its own byproducts, but it seems this was designed as a coal hopper.
Looking at The Windy City from the top of the coal tower. The pond you see is the former ACME Coke coal yard.
The hospital is so self art deco that it seems like a film set!
Trees like masks.
Shadows of the timberwork and cribbing are cast across cracked lake ice. My footprints follow cat tracks.
The exterior of the factory is unassuming
Although most of the buildings were open and empty, a few carried signs.
A bridge crosses the main street of the village; one that goes nowhere. Ambiguity intended.